Tokyo is bursting with energy, excitement and an endless list of things to do. But as the nation's capital and home to one tenth of its national population, it's also a city of stifling crowds and general chaos. Especially when the summer heat sets in, sometimes there's nothing better than escaping this great city for a day and hoping a train to the oases of nature that surround it. Here are our picks of the best experiences that can be done in a day trip, including swimming, hiking, wine-tasting, farm tours and more.
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